How to Not Break Your SDR + Other Articles from oneSDR

A new software defined radio blog called has recently posted a useful article for radio world newbies called "How Not to Break your Software-defined Radio Hardware". The article goes over a few important precautions like avoiding input power which is too high from transmitters and LNAs, avoiding DC input, and avoiding ESD.

They've also uploaded a few other articles that may be useful like "What is a Bias Tee?", "FM Notch Filters – why you need one with most SDRs", "What to look for when buying a Software-Defined Radio (SDR)", "Should I place a Low Noise Amplifier Before or After a Filter?", "The Best Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) for 2020" as well as several more.


  1. Jekko

    Don’t throw your sdr against the wall because you can’t install the drivers.
    Don’t burn your sdr with a flame thrower because direct sampling don’t activate.
    Don’t cut in two your sdr with a circular saw because you have an harmonic right over the frequency you are listening.

    • Angus

      lol! missed the real questions like: can i take my sdr into the bath with me and will powering my sdr with 240 volts @ 5 amps make the signals louder.

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